How Much Does Marijuana Cost On The Street?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on August 1, 2023

Marijuana is now legal medically and recreationally in many states. The cost of marijuana on the street can vary significantly based on location and legal status.

What Is The Average Cost Of Marijuana On The Street?

The cost of marijuana on the street can vary, mostly related to its location of sale. Generally, you can find marijuana for about $10 to $20 per gram.

Since a gram has enough marijuana for about two small joints, you could say that a single dose of marijuana will almost always stay under $5 to $10.

Even in places where marijuana is illegal, it is still one of the easiest street drugs to gain access to. This is likely why it tends to stay so affordable and a common substance of abuse.

The cost of illicit drugs may be influenced by a variety of factors, including but not limited to the substance’s purity, what types of cutting agents are used, the ease of acquisition, and more.

What Factors Can Affect The Price Of Marijuana?

The price of marijuana is impacted heavily by location.

Marijuana grows better in certain environments, a factor that will affect both quality and availability.

Whether marijuana is legal locally will also affect the price of both legal and illegal marijuana in that region.

Factors that affect the price of marijuana include:

  • where it was grown
  • where it is being sold
  • quality of the product
  • current availability
  • local laws

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How Much Does Marijuana Cost?

Marijuana bought illicitly may be laced or mixed with other substances such as opioids or hallucinogens that can influence the price.

Cost Of Marijuana Sold On The Street VS Cost Of Medical Marijuana

Whether marijuana is legal in the state will affect the price of the illegal marijuana being sold in the area as well.

If marijuana is not recreationally or medically legal in the area where it’s being sold, the cost of street marijuana will likely be higher, as there is extra risk involved for those producing and selling it.

If marijuana is legal, however, the price of street marijuana will likely go down as it is likely to be “homegrown” and of lesser quality than what one could find in a legal dispensary.

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Medically Reviewed by
Johnelle Smith, M.D. on August 1, 2023
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